Getting a new electrical connection is essential when moving into a new home or setting up a business. For individuals in Pakistan’s Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) territory, the process for obtaining a new connection is straightforward. In this article, we’ll explain in detail how to apply for a new connection of FESCO.
FESCO is one of several electric distribution companies in Pakistan, supplying electricity to Faisalabad’s industrial and residential sectors. It covers a substantial part of the Punjab province, including Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, and Chiniot, among others.
Steps to Apply for a New FESCO Connection
1. Determine Your Load Requirement
Identify your electricity load requirement. This depends on the number of electrical appliances, machines, or systems you plan to use. The load is typically measured in kilowatts (kW) or kilovolt amperes (kVA).
2. Download or Collect the Application Form
The application form for a new connection can be downloaded here FESCO New Connection Form. Alternatively, you can visit the nearest FESCO Customer Services Center (CSC) to obtain a physical form.
3. Fill Out the Application Form
Complete the application form with accurate information. The details to be provided include:
- Full name of the applicant
- Father’s/Husband’s name
- Full address of the premises for the new connection
- National Identity Card (NIC) number
- Mobile number
- Email address (if available)
- Load requirement in kW or kVA
- Purpose of usage (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.)
Make sure you sign the form and get it attested by an officer of BPS-17 or above, or a first-class magistrate.
4. Attach Required Documents
Attach the required documents with your application form, which include:
- Two passport size photographs
- Copy of the National Identity Card (NIC)
- Ownership proof or No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner in case of tenant
- In case of commercial or industrial connections, you may need to provide additional documents related to your business.
5. Submit the Application and Pay the Fee
Submit the completed application form along with the required documents to the nearest FESCO CSC. You will have to pay a processing fee for the application. You’ll receive a receipt for your payment, which you should keep for future reference.
6. Await Inspection
Once your application is processed, FESCO representatives will visit the premises to inspect the load requirement and validate the details provided in the application.
7. Receive Demand Notice
After a successful inspection, FESCO will issue a Demand Notice stating the cost for the new connection based on your load requirement. This cost includes charges for wiring, material, labor, and security deposit.
8. Pay the Demand Notice
Pay the amount mentioned in the Demand Notice at a designated bank or through an online payment portal. Keep the receipt of this payment safely.
9. Installation of the New Connection
After the payment, FESCO will schedule the installation of the new connection. A FESCO team will come to install the meter and wiring at the premises.
10. Start of Service
Upon successful installation, your new FESCO electricity connection will be activated, and you can start using electricity.
The process of obtaining a new FESCO connection is relatively straightforward. It involves determining your electricity needs, filling out an application form, paying fees, undergoing an inspection, and installing the connection. Remember to pay your bills timely to enjoy uninterrupted service.